Plush Weaver

Operate battery of looms to weave plush fabrics.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Plush Weavers do?

Operates battery of looms to weave plush fabric: Observes fabric being woven to detect weaving defects, such as exhausted filling, yarn breaks, or mechanical defects. Pulls out broken filling and pushes shuttle through shed or pulls yarn through guides for rapier pickup to insert new pick. Replaces exhausted packages with supply packages in creel. Examines cloth for uneven cutting after automatic knife separates double-woven pile fabric. Notifies LOOM FIXER 683.260-018 if pile is not cut smoothly; or raises flags on looms to signal breakdown or that cloth needs cutting. Marks or cuts fabric when specified yardage has been woven. Records pick clock readings of assigned looms at beginning and end of shift to maintain plant control form. May be designated according to type of loom operated as Weaver, Rapier-Insertion Loom; Weaver, Wire Loom.


Should I be a Plush Weaver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Smash Piecer

    How to become a Plush Weaver

    Most Plush Weavers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9adaab&chl=no+college+%2893%25%29||associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,93,93
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